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      03-28-2012 08:16 PM #2276
      Geoff.... Breaking clutch in cruise date tomorrow? We can do pulls from 5th gear from 2K-3K lmao

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      03-28-2012 08:54 PM #2277
      pffft, my ish is already broken in. Race?

      I hope to have it in tomorrow, I am picking up parts from VW in the am but we will be waiting on the flywheel (hopefully I have it all back by noon).
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      03-30-2012 08:22 AM #2278
      Clutch is in and feels exactly like stock

      Things I need to do that we noticed when everything was out:

      Drifeshaft support bushing/hanger (any info from guys who have done this???)
      Control arms/tie rods
      Maybe motor mounts
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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    4. 03-30-2012 04:11 PM #2279
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      Clutch is in and feels exactly like stock

      Things I need to do that we noticed when everything was out:

      Drifeshaft support bushing/hanger (any info from guys who have done this???)
      Control arms/tie rods
      Maybe motor mounts
      that's some expensive 'needs'

      turns out, cars are exactly like women. #justkiddingnotsexist*******butforrealstho
      crap

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      03-30-2012 05:39 PM #2280
      I found a local guy who will replace the hanger bearing/u-joint and high speed balance the drive shaft for $350. The 034 hanger/bearing is like $150 ish shipped to me by itself...so I'm going this route.

      FCP for control arms/tie rods=$250 ish...motor mounts late on.

      ye.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      03-30-2012 05:58 PM #2281
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      I found a local guy who will replace the hanger bearing/u-joint and high speed balance the drive shaft for $350. The 034 hanger/bearing is like $150 ish shipped to me by itself...so I'm going this route.

      FCP for control arms/tie rods=$250 ish...motor mounts late on.

      ye.
      Fcp's work good. I've had them on the yellow car for a year now

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      03-30-2012 06:22 PM #2282
      I changed my uppers to them years ago...the lowers are all bad but it's all getting done as I need tie rods pretty badly anyway, lol.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      03-30-2012 11:31 PM #2283
      Geoff,
      Gruvenparts adjustable uppers

      Too bad you missed out on the ECS sale a few months ago on lowers. 99.00 for all 4 lowers and hardware
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      03-31-2012 12:30 AM #2284
      I already bought the adjustable uppers but sold them to my brother. FCP is like $230 for the complete upper and lower, with a full tie rod assembly...shipped. BOOM. awesome prices.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      03-31-2012 01:35 PM #2285
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      I found a local guy who will replace the hanger bearing/u-joint and high speed balance the drive shaft for $350. The 034 hanger/bearing is like $150 ish shipped to me by itself...so I'm going this route.

      FCP for control arms/tie rods=$250 ish...motor mounts late on.

      ye.
      If u want to save some cash give euro-drive clutches there in burlington (905)639-7873
      they rebuild my drive shaft and replaced the hard to find boots for 200$
      "I'd rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else build it for me"

      best thing i've ever heard

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      03-31-2012 05:34 PM #2286
      Hmmm...what exactly was done to "rebuild" it? That almost sounds too cheap?

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      03-31-2012 06:49 PM #2287
      They rebuild the cv joint keep the old bearing but new clips and new cv boots and balance the drive shaft.But I didnt have the hanger bearing replaced because it was still good but the higher price might be for the hanger bearing.
      "I'd rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else build it for me"

      best thing i've ever heard

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      03-31-2012 07:34 PM #2288
      Ya, all the CV stuff is good, I only need the shaft between the tranny and diff.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      03-31-2012 08:05 PM #2289
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      Ya, all the CV stuff is good, I only need the shaft between the tranny and diff.
      no no no im taking about the drive shaft that go between the trany and diff too not the axles.
      I had the cv joint that connects the drive shalf to the trany and to the diff rebuild.
      soory I didnt re read what I put down.
      "I'd rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else build it for me"

      best thing i've ever heard

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      03-31-2012 08:49 PM #2290
      ah ok cool. I think the hanger bearing is the pricey part. The driveshaft has to be split and the u-joint needs to be replaced. Otherwise my buddy and i would have done it. Stupid Audi, lol.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-02-2012 01:50 PM #2291
      Im getting the car rust sprayed as we speak...the guys pulled my door trim away from the door on the pass. Rear somehow. The owner is going to pay for a new piece + paint.

      Blessing in disguise? The rear part of that same trim piece got separated from the door at h2o last year somehow.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-02-2012 02:23 PM #2292
      Sounds like you should get skirts right now also
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      04-02-2012 02:36 PM #2293
      Nah, not going to screw him over, plus it's the mid-door trim, not the lower.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-03-2012 01:46 PM #2294
      I just installed the fcp control arm kit...I got the 240$ option with full tie rod assembly and upgraded arms...they aren't bad but I do notice they are very loud. I hear popping sometimes when I turn my wheel and ive heard from bobby his do the same thing.

      Still a decent kit just wish they were more OEM quality.

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      04-03-2012 01:50 PM #2295
      hmmmm...I can't hear anything in my car anyway/it's VERY LOUD as is, lol. Hopefully they aren't too much of a pain.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-03-2012 02:41 PM #2296
      i installed my fcp kit a year ago, was only low for about 2-3 months on it and the rest was stock height and theyre already shot.

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      04-03-2012 02:50 PM #2297
      Did you tighten the arms with everything in ride height position?
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-04-2012 12:16 AM #2298
      Quote Originally Posted by bronz View Post
      i installed my fcp kit a year ago, was only low for about 2-3 months on it and the rest was stock height and theyre already shot.
      If that happens to me i'll be pissed. Control arms should last more than a year.

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      04-05-2012 03:37 PM #2299
      Same. Mine came today but I probably won't get to them until next weekend.

      The catch can and bay ish is all done. catch can isn't as clean as I would have liked it, but it's done, and it's hidden under the cover.

      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-05-2012 03:40 PM #2300
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      If that happens to me i'll be pissed. Control arms should last more than a year.
      I've had mine on for more than 4 years and they're still going strong. I'm also not slammed though.
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      Same. Mine came today but I probably won't get to them until next weekend.

      The catch can and bay ish is all done. catch can isn't as clean as I would have liked it, but it's done, and it's hidden under the cover.

      so clean, I need to get that cover on the side

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      04-05-2012 03:45 PM #2301


      Come down to Florida for vacation and clean my engine bay up please.

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      04-05-2012 03:48 PM #2302
      Quote Originally Posted by crazexr7 View Post
      I've had mine on for more than 4 years and they're still going strong. I'm also not slammed though.


      so clean, I need to get that cover on the side
      You have fcp control arms?

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      04-05-2012 03:50 PM #2303
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      Come down to Florida for vacation and clean my engine bay up please.
      Last year a few buddies were over before a show, I was using back to black on my engine hoses. One leans over and says "you see Geoff, this is why people hate you."

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      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-05-2012 03:51 PM #2304
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      Did you tighten the arms with everything in ride height position?
      yes

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      04-05-2012 03:54 PM #2305
      I hate fcp right now...I think my lowers are defective. Not looking forward to replacing the lowers again...

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      04-06-2012 10:53 PM #2306
      I've got to give credit where it's due. I replaced all my control arms/end links/tie rods today (well, rie rods and lower rear control arm are getting done tomorrow) with the FCP option #3 kit and I made a couple observations:

      1: the actual control arm that was damaged (read: disintegrated) I have never replaced and I have owned the car for 5 years.
      2: the upper control arms and sway bar links that I replaced with FCP units 50,000 miles ago were still in great shape when I took them off today.
      3: the only thing that actually wore away that was recently replaced (but again, 50,000 miles ago) were the tie rod ends, and my car has been auto-crossed, and then daily driven at 23.5" GTF for over 40,000 miles

      Big thumbs up to the guys (Nick especially) at FCP!
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-06-2012 10:58 PM #2307
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      You have fcp control arms?
      yes

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      04-09-2012 12:35 AM #2308
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      04-09-2012 07:29 AM #2309
      Oh dang, looks so good. Get your brother's some bumper grills!

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      04-09-2012 09:05 AM #2310
      He hit a deer on the way to H20 last year...he needs to spray his new bumper too
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      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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